Lone Star College – Houston North Celebrates JUNETEENTH

By Quentin Wright
President Lone Star CollegeHouston North

A major highlight was participating in the 16th Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade, where I had the tremendous honor of serving as a Grand Marshal. To be recognized by this historic community on such a symbolic day is an accolade I will forever cherish. Words cannot express my gratitude.

Following the parade, our annual Juneteenth celebration at Lone Star College – Houston North Victory was a resounding success. Over 650 community members joined us for BBQ, snow cones, lively Zydeco music, and activities for kids.

We would like to give a special thanks to Mayor Emeritus Sylvester Turner, State Senator Molly Cook, State Representative Jolanda Jones, HCC Trustee/Democratic Primary Candidate for State Representative District 139 Charlene Johnson, and Lone Star College Foundation Board member Dr. Alton Smith for joining us at the celebration along with fellow Grand Marshals Janice Weaver and the family of the late State Representative Al Edwards who is known as the “Father of Juneteenth.”

Most meaningful to me were the individuals who expressed interest in pursuing higher education, with one remarking, “It’s been thirty years since I was in college, I think it’s time for me to come back and get my degree.” Impacting lives through education is our core mission.

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